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Judith Margolis: WINTER JOURNAL

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 Altering pages of an antique volume of essays by Addison and Steele, (pub.1788)  I allowed glimpses
of essay titles to serve as an evocative point of departure on the pages, to which I applied collage, paint,
and scribbled ideas.  I stitched together the pages with silk threads and glass beads and recovered the
book with silk velvet.  Eventually, after much time and travel to exhibitions around the world, the book
became vulnerable to tearing and decomposition, adding a lesson in the vulnerability of aging to its
appearance.

 Found book, (5? X 7? X 3?) gouache, mixed media collage, beads, thread, velvet cover, Ithaca,
New York, 1978-83

 

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